Province hikes sin taxes
The cost of beer, liquor and cigarettes is going up starting at 12 a.m. on Wednesday.
The hike in price was announced Tuesday during the provincial budget.
A carton of cigarettes will increase by $3; beer will cost an extra $1.30 per case of 12; and a bottle of liquor will increase by $2.80.
The sin taxes are projected to bring in millions of dollars of revenue for the province.
The liquor tax hike alone is expected to generate $180-million each year.